Putting Hollywood’s biggest bombs back together

<img src='http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/130708180658-worstmovies-hudsonhawk-horizontal-gallery.jpg&#039; width='360px' alt='“Hudson Hawk” (1991): Another film done in by a bloated budget, poor marketing and backroom gossip (star Bruce Willis, center, was the subject of several rumors). The film by “Heathers” director Michael Lehmann was one of the biggest bombs of the 1990s. But more recent takes say it makes a pretty decent screwball comedy.’ style=’float:left;padding:5px’ />

Bodganovich was a victim of such chatter during “At Long Last Love.” The film was intended to be a happy crowd-pleaser, a lighthearted nod to Ernst Lubitsch comedies and Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musicals. But there were whispers: a focus on budgetary issues, gossip about Bogdanovich’s then-scandalous love affair with Shepherd and the sense that the director — a film scholar himself — had grown arrogant. In the midst of a friendly call to Bogdanovich, reviewer Judith Crist asked how the movie was coming. Pretty good, Bogdanovich replied. “It better be good,” Crist said.
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